Two sad anniversaries

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  1. mindseye

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    Today's the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, leading to the US involvement in the world's deadliest conflict ever.

    Tomorrow will be the 26th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon.

    Double bummer.
     
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    Wow, what an equally depressing Friday.

    Thanks for the reminder, Mindseye.
     
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    Lennon was definitely one of the musical geniuses of our time. Had he lived during the 18th or 19th centuries we might very well be listening to his brilliant symphonies and operas as we now listen to Mozart, Liszt, Bach, etc.
     
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    I can't believe it has been 26 years since Lennon's murder. I remember what I was doing when I heard. It is just as sad today as the day it happened.
     
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    A great loss - speaking of both tragedies.
     
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    For those who care, Wednesday was the anniversary of the mass shooting
    at the polytechnical institute of montreal, at which 14 young women were
    selectively murdered in cold blood. That was 17 years ago, and that kind of crap is still happening. Saddly some things never change.
     
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    I remember that :sad: ... we used to have candlelight vigils in memory of the victims of that attack, back when I was in uni.
     
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    On a bright note, the sun was out today and it was a georgeous day.
     
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    My birthday's on Sunday!! lol I'm be 24......Y'all be happy, damnit.
     
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    Both tragic events that made a huge impact on our collective psyche. Sad. I saw on the news last night the story of the man who was witness to two horrendous events: Pearl Harbor and the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald (He was the policmean who was handcuffed to him as he was escorting him). I can't imagine what goes through his head when he closes his eyes to fall asleep.
     
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    Pearl Horbor is very sad indeed. If you ever get the chance to visit you should... There is a happy side to it though, all of the battleships sunk there except the Arizone were risen and went on to serve in the pacific.
     
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    I remember that as well. Yes, I was 7 but our teacher mentioned it in class. I was also alive for columbine... Shootings in schools.... When will they stop?
     
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    A BIG, most likely shrugged off, HUG to the living Veterans of the "War in the Pacific"... Hi, DAD! Glad yer still drinking Kamakazis while telling stories about getting hit by them.

    And a big, GROUP HUG to the Hippies who dragged little Onan and his pals to the candlelight Memorial gathering for John Lennon around the International Fountain in Seattle. First time I ever saw grown men cry.

    Thank you!
     
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    Actually, the Oklahoma, which had capsized, was righted again, and some of the artillery on the ship was salvaged, but the ship itself too badly damaged to be returned to service. (source)

    (Of course, the John Lennon was returned to service -- first with the posthumous release of "Nobody Told Me" and the Milk and Honey album, and then a decade later with the realizations of "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love". ;) )
     
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    Clearly, we need to ban... schools. :mad:
     
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    There is a school of thought that if Japan had not attacked PH and had simply invaded the Philippines/Dutch East Indies/etc, the battleships of the US Pacific Fleet would have steamed west in the open ocean to oppose the landings, been attacked by Japanese planes, and sunk in the open sea. In such a circumstance, none of the ships would have been recoverable, and the loss of life would have been much greater.

    (for example, see Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
     
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    This has been happening for alooong time. The son of my grade school
    librarian was shot in high school back in 72 or 73 In Brampton.
    So as they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
     
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    Yah, I am not surprised. A guy can hope that change will occur someday.
     
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    Well Happy Birthday Heather!:biggrin1: :smile:

    Mine was December 8 (yesterday at the time I write this). I'm 24, too!
     
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